No course or exam scheduled in your area ? Our motto is "We Are Where You Are" meaning we try to service local areas as well as possible. We have two additional programs available, links to more info below:
Private Course - We can come to your location and train only your staff, bring all props, handouts, equipment, etc., Minimum of 10 students
Host a Course - Similar to a private course, we come to your facility and train your staff, but also you allow other local technicians to attend. No minimums for these and you get 2 free students.
All current classes in the state have out of state instructors teaching them, so we definitely would like a local instructor in this area. Check out our Careers Page for more info about the requirements, pay, and how to apply to begin our instructor's program.
We hold an approval from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section, Operator Certification Program. Our approval is based on a 22 hour course, which does not include the exams, the written and practical exam to be administered on the fourth day, so four total 8-hour days for the class and exams. We can administer the Connecticut version of the exams in states other than Connecticut ( i.e. Massachusetts and New York ) but there must be advanced notice given, the course formats have the same textbooks and format ( 3 days with the exams on the forth day ) as our Massachusetts and New York courses, but there are special accommodations made in order for CTDPH to present some info and administer their version of the exams. All Connecticut courses will be for the Connecticut version.
In Connecticut, backflow preventer assembly testers are regulated by the Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section, so you have to be on their list in order to test in the state. We have received a verbal approval ( written to follow ) from them, and their policies are broken down on the link below. Our school is not referenced, but is equivalent in length and substance to the NEWWA one referenced, and was submitted and verbally approved by CT DPH. Should you want to confirm or get more info, our contact there is Bill Sullivan - William.Sullivan@ct.gov - 860-509-7333
There are a bunch of options when it comes to testing backflow preventers as far as which procedures to use. We have found that the ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures are most efficient if you can use them, and have fewer requirements as far as equipment, connector tees, and number of hoses and adapters needed.
On our YouTube channel, we created a series of videos where we test the four types of preventers using these procedures if you're not familiar with them: